The Secrets of Weekly Food Prep

Before I started eating clean, I didn’t really spend too much time in the kitchen.

Now that I’ve learned a few of the basics of cooking, I realized that there is no reason to be intimidated by preparing food! Much of the preparation of healthy food doesn’t even involve any scary kitchen items [except a knife] since it’s all about fruits and veggies.

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When it comes to sticking to your eating plan, I think that the most important thing by far is to be prepared.

Be prepared, like a boy scout.

All hail my beloved personal sized cooler, originally purchased as storage for champagne at the annual field party in college.

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If I’m outside of my apartment, you can probably find me with my black cooler at my side. I bring it to work, to Tuna’s, when I’m out doing errands – you name it.

If I’m hungry, I need to get food fast. And I’d prefer not to make an emergency fast food drive-thru run.

With healthy snacks or meals already in my cooler (and a Clif bar always in my purse), I never have to worry about finding myself stranded without food.

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Unfortunately, it takes time to be prepared. Lots of time.

You have to plan, grocery shop, and prep your food.

Originally, I used to make my breakfast, lunch, and snacks to bring to work every night before bed. I spent each evening dreading the annoying chore.

One day, I had the brilliant idea – why not prep two days worth of meals?! It took pretty much the same amount of time, but I had one less night of prep work.

Finally, I realized I could prep all of my food for the week on Sundays. Duh. Genius, huh?

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I have so many Tupperware containers now. It is absurd.

Thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!

Do you have any food prep tips?

How do you get your meals ready for the week?

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